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09-25-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
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Finally pulled the trigger.......for le Full Frame.

For a used Nikon D700 with 60K shutter count and 9.5+ shape.
I have been back and forward on this for a long time. Before the photokina i told to my self: if Pentax released any confirmation about FF then i'll save for that.....
but they didn't. At least no prototype or a model. Two lenses are not that convincing.
I'm kind surprised how cheap is a Nikon D700: after all kinds of rebate, ebay bucks the total price is only $900. I'm thinking getting a 50/1.4 to fullfil my long term 50/15 "standard lens" dream on digital SLR.....
now i still have K5, DA15, DA40 and DA18135. What should I do with those babies..

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QuoteOriginally posted by hongzhibin1987 Quote
now i still have K5, DA15, DA40 and DA18135. What should I do with those babies..
Hopefully you'll hang onto them for when the Pentax FF turns up next year!
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Keep them of course.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hongzhibin1987 Quote
What should I do with those babies..
Just give them away free to a deserving Pentax user.

No I wasn't meaning me, I have enough and I'm happy with what I have.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hongzhibin1987 Quote
now i still have K5, DA15, DA40 and DA18135. What should I do with those babies..
Keep the K-5 and 15 and 40. They will make for a good holiday set.
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When did the D700 come out? Around 2008? That's a long time in the digital world it seems. It should be cheap. Congrats on your new gear!
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Wait till you got the D700 in your hands before you make a decision to dump your Pentax gear. I never owned one but played with friend's unit when we went for photo walks, it is HUGE compare to K-5. Also the RAW files you get from D700 will be massively different from K-5 so keep them both for a period of time, see if the RAW file from D700 can endure the processing you like then decide what to do next.

I always like the D700 but they are still rather expensive these days at around $1100-$1200 used, although I saw one the other day with 4000 shutter actuation sold for a grand, local seller too, by the time I saw the ad and call the seller up it's gone

Congrats for you new toy! Have fun with it!
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You will be very pleased if you try the tamron adaptall lenses on it, just need a nikon ais adapter.
Nikon is nice enough to have the full aperture connection for manual lenses and allows programing for each
Lens based on the aperture. Unlike Pentax that for some reason keeps theirs crippled.
The big problem is the size and weight ........

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Hopefully you'll hang onto them for when the Pentax FF turns up next year!
according to my current financial situation, i don't think i can afford a $2000 pentax ff....will get married, will get a new car, and this hobby can't go that far.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Keep the K-5 and 15 and 40. They will make for a good holiday set.
probably i'll get another D21 and D70......to summon the dragon.

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You will be very pleased if you try the tamron adaptall lenses on it, just need a nikon ais adapter.
Nikon is nice enough to have the full aperture connection for manual lenses and allows programing for each
Lens based on the aperture. Unlike Pentax that for some reason keeps theirs crippled.
The big problem is the size and weight ........
TBH the first lens i'll get might be 50 1.8G. hope that can entertain me for a while....

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QuoteOriginally posted by elpolodiablo Quote
Wait till you got the D700 in your hands before you make a decision to dump your Pentax gear. I never owned one but played with friend's unit when we went for photo walks, it is HUGE compare to K-5. Also the RAW files you get from D700 will be massively different from K-5 so keep them both for a period of time, see if the RAW file from D700 can endure the processing you like then decide what to do next.

I always like the D700 but they are still rather expensive these days at around $1100-$1200 used, although I saw one the other day with 4000 shutter actuation sold for a grand, local seller too, by the time I saw the ad and call the seller up it's gone

Congrats for you new toy! Have fun with it!
thanks thanks!!!
the ultimate price of D700 will be something like Canon 5D----around 600~700. As a enthusiast i don't plan to print 30*20 pic (but i heard ppl saying 12M is still quite enough for that one).
hummm...let's see. The only reason i buy D700 is 1) the standard standard 50mm lens, 2) the larger viewfinder .otherwise i'm very happy with my k5.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
When did the D700 come out? Around 2008? That's a long time in the digital world it seems. It should be cheap. Congrats on your new gear!
yup 2008-2011.
it has one of the best reputation among nikon FFs. hope it can be a useful asset among my gears...
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After switching to D600 I kept the K10D and DA40, because I love that combo. If I'm you I'd keep the K-5 and limited, Nikon doesnt have anything similar (The primes are good, but doesnt have the same feel/size). I dont use the WR feature so much, so i sold my WR kitlens.

Congrats on the purchase! If you're like me the 50 wont be the end of it you'll soon realize that 28-75/2.8 on the D700 basically acts like a 18-50/2 on the K-5 so you HAVE to get it, then comes the 85 (must have) and the 70-200, lol.
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After switching to D600 I kept the K10D and DA40, because I love that combo. If I'm you I'd keep the K-5 and limited, Nikon doesnt have anything similar (The primes are good, but doesnt have the same feel/size). I dont use the WR feature so much, so i sold my WR kitlens.

Congrats on the purchase! If you're like me the 50 wont be the end of it you'll soon realize that 28-75/2.8 on the D700 basically acts like a 18-50/2 on the K-5 so you HAVE to get it, then comes the 85 (must have) and the 70-200, lol.
loool it have to say it will take me awhile to do the caculation...what's the real F-stop and what's the real FL.
yeah. Tamron 28-75/ 2.8 is definately super cheap for that FL and F-stop. i'm getting one. And the 50/1.8 has a better reputation so i'll go for it.
PS: i'm still selling those lenses but i'll get a DA21----i might keep the DA15 but DA18135 and DA40 must be gone. DA40 is a good one but, the FL is so weird that i hardly use it.
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